Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause

Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause

No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller



'Immensely helpful...a tome of medical knowledge. I'm mildly obsessed by Louise Newson. Buy the book!' Davina McCall

'What a brilliant, helpful and straight-forward guide to menopause. I wish I could have had it when I first had symptoms, it would have made a huge difference to me' Louise Minchin

'This book is indispensable. Keep it by your bedside. It will transform your life. Dr Louise is a miracle worker' Lorraine Kelly

Take charge of your menopause and feel great

Dr Louise Newson is the UK's leading menopause specialist, and she's determined to help women thrive during the menopause.

Despite being something that almost every woman will experience at some point in their lives, misdiagnosis, misinformation and stigma are commonplace. In Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause, Dr Newson will demystify the menopause and show why every woman should be perimenopause aware, regardless of their age.

Drawing on new research and empowering patient stories from a diverse range of women who have struggled to secure adequate treatment and correct diagnosis, Dr Newson will equip you with expert advice on:

· Common and 'taboo' symptoms to look out for
· HRT treatment options
· Going through an early menopause
· Getting a good night sleep
· Optimising your nutrition in the menopause
· Exercising for a better menopause
· Your mental health during the menopause

Dr Newson empowers women to confidently take charge of their health and their changing bodies. It's never too early to learn about the perimenopause or menopause and this essential book will equip you with everything you need to know.


Dr Louise Newson is donating 10% of all royalties she receives for the book to The Menopause Charity.

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  • 'This book is indispensable. Keep it by your bedside. It will transform your life. Dr Louise is a miracle worker'
    Lorraine Kelly

About the author

Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson is a GP and menopause specialist with a passion for improving education about the perimenopause and menopause among the public and health professionals.

She is considered one of the UK's top experts on the menopause. Dr Newson has lectured extensively on the menopause, including at the Royal College of GPs annual meeting. She is a director of the not-for-profit company Newson Health Research and Education which has developed a menopause education programme for healthcare professionals and has created the Newson Health Menopause Society ( which brings together healthcare professionals from around the world to transform the care, treatment, education and research of the perimenopause and menopause.

Dr Newson is director of Newson Health Ltd, a leading menopause and wellbeing centre. Her menopause information website and her app, Balance, offers key evidence-based information for women and health professionals. In 2020, she set up The Menopause Charity, dedicated to raising awareness of, and removing embarrassment around, the perimenopause and menopause. She has 172,000 followers on Instagram (menopause_doctor) and her own Podcast, Newson Health.
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